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COVER STORYWhat’s going on in the U.S.? Sub's crew will find out in six monthsLiving in a 353-foot-long world with no sunlight for a month is contrary enough to human nature. Sharing a coffin’s worth of private space with another person on an 18-hour schedule tests a submariner’s ability to adapt. • Story

Kids at DMZ school get English help from soldiersFifth-grader Peter Kim boards a bus most mornings that takes him through a series of gates manned by armed soldiers to a school less than a mile from the North Korea border. • Story

Watchdog group: Dozens of active-duty troops found on neo-Nazi siteIt is Facebook for the fascist set, and the typical online profiles of its members reveal expected tastes. Favorite book: “Mein Kampf.” Favorite movie: the Nazi propaganda film “Triumph of the Will.” •Story

Afghan base construction continuesThe first wave of construction at more than a half-dozen bases across southern Afghanistan designed to accommodate the Obama administration’s buildup of U.S. forces in the region will be finished by the end of July, according to senior U.S. officers involved in the effort. • Story

‘I counted 17 shooters. Then I was scared’Spc. Christopher Waiters sprinted for about 100 feet under a hail of gunfire before he realized just how much trouble he was in. • Story

Spouse CallsA weekly column in Stripes' Scene magazine by Terri Barnes, a military wife and mother of three who lives and writes in Germany. • This week's column • Terri Barnes' blog

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